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File:Ezra Pound 2.jpg|thumb|alt=photograph of Ezra H. Pound|Ezra Pound photographed in 1913 by Alvin Langdon Coburn '''Ezra Weston Loomis Pound''' (30 October 1885 – 1 November 1972) was an expatriate American poet and critic who was a major figure in the early Modernist poetry|modernist movement. His contribution to poetry began with his development of Imagism, a movement derived from classical Chinese poetry|Chinese and Japanese poetry, stressing clarity, precision and economy of language. His best-known works include ''Ripostes'' (1912), ''Hugh Selwyn Mauberley'' (1920) and the unfinished 120-section epic, ''The Cantos'' (1917–69).. Working in London in the early 20th century as foreign editor of several American literary magazines, Pound helped discover and shape the work of contemporaries such as T....
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